CNN Conservative Analyst Can’t Defend Trump’s Hannibal Lecter Love | EUROtoday

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A CNN political commentator briefly tried to defend Donald Trump’s reward for the fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter on Friday earlier than realizing it was higher to chop his losses.

Trump name-checked the “late, great Hannibal Lecter” and known as the “Silence of the Lambs” villain “a wonderful man” whereas he demonized undocumented immigrants throughout a rally final month in New Jersey.

The former president additionally reportedly introduced up Lecter once more throughout a gathering on Wednesday with the House Republican Caucus, calling him a “nice guy,” who “even had a friend over for dinner.”

Trump’s references to a fictional film villain are weird, to say the least, so CNN’s Wolf Blitzer requested conservative commentator Shermichael Singleton and his liberal counterpart, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona, for remark.

Cardona clearly had the better job.

“I just really don’t think I need to add anything to that craziness,” she stated earlier than volleying to Singleton. “That is just something that — I mean, I would be so scared if I were you, Shermichael, having to defend something like that.”

Since defending a presidential nominee’s reward for a fictional cannibal is often not taught in pundit faculty, Singleton had fairly the problem.

But he tried to do his half for the Republican Party’s fearless chief by arguing that “Sir Anthony Hopkins is a talented actor” and that “Silence Of The Lambs” is a superb film.

Cardona shortly interjected: “He didn’t mention Anthony Hopkins, that’s the problem.”

That put Singleton in a bind.

“I know,” he replied with amusing, “I know, Maria,” earlier than giving up the trigger.

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